North Carolina’s felonies can be classified into different “classes” that are used to determine the extent of the punishment to be given to a certain person. Class G felonies are the third-to-the-lowest in the class ranking.
This felony falls under the mid-level felony, and may include violent assaults, involuntary manslaughter, and common-law robbery. These also carry the possibility of intensive probation. However, some convictions on these circumstances also have lengthy prison sentences. Class G felonies may involve:
Robbery is a violent theft offense. This is described as the taking of the property of another with an intention to permanently deprive that person of it, or with the use of force, or the fear of force. This remains a Class G felony if this is done without a firearm or a weapon.
Intimidating or interfering with witnesses
This is done by a guilty person if that person has done something or has actually intimidated someone called to court in North Carolina, or if that person is currently a witness to a case.
Sentencing, Prior Criminal Record
Class G felony: 8 to 31 months
For any felony offense aside from Class A felonies, North Carolina’s courts also have to assess a person’s prior criminal record level. These convictions are worth “points,” which can determine the overall sentence of a person.
Each prior Class E, F, or G felony conviction: 4 points
Each prior misdemeanor conviction: 1 point
Statute of Limitations
Others may ask about what are called “statute of limitations.” These give prosecutors only a limited amount of time to file criminal charges. Once someone commits a crime, prosecutors must file the charges within a legally established limit. If a prosecutor misses this, the charge can no longer be filed.
However, North Carolina is one of the very few states that do not have such a time limit.
Those who would like to know more about the specifics of crimes in North Carolina may contact lawyers and legal experts from nearby courts for consultations.